Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Top Ten - Beach Reads

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Top Ten Books That Should Be In A Beach Bag (your perfect beach reads!)


If I were going to the beach, what books would I want in my bag to read…good question.  Here are some that have stuck, and I think that they would make great Beach Reads!  (Now I just need to get to a beach for an excuse to re-read these and try new ones!)

1 – The Villa by Nora Roberts.  I have read a lot of Nora in the past, and this one stands out in memory.  I keep dragging it around with me to re-read, but there are so many books, that I haven’t gotten around to it AGAIN!

2 – And One Last Thing by Molly Harper.  I just finished this, and think it is perfect for your Beach Bag!  What fun it was!  It even includes a hilarious skinny dip scene!

3 – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.  Recently read this one and it was such a pleasant read…perfect for the beach.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who asks!

4 – Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.  What isn’t perfect for the beach but a young girl who thinks life is a Gothic romance and also written by one of the best authors EVER!?!

5 – The Corset Diaries by Katie MacAlister.  This one had me laughing most of the way through.  Nothing like a little escapism into a Victorian reality show, where the main character is ‘skinny-challenged.’

6 – Wedding Date by Elizabeth Young.  SOO much better than the movie!  It was hilarious and another one of those books that I would recommend if someone was looking for a great Beach Read!

7 – The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne.  Wanna laugh?  This one is great!  Excellent Beach Bag material that will have you crying on the beach from laughter.  I could perfectly picture so many of the scenes that Melissa finds herself in.

8 – Your Big Break by Johanna Edwards.  Dani is a ghost writer and has found her niche writing break-up letters.  Very amusing!  Another worthy candidate for my Beach Bag!

9 – Insomnia by Stephen King.  Gotta throw one suspense book in the bag, and it may as well be a Stephen King novel.  Luckily, this one isn’t as creepy as many of his books can be.  I am looking forward to rereading this one day…BEFORE I get older and have trouble sleeping!

10 – Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks.  Every Beach Bag also needs one good tear-jerker…and since this deals with the ocean, it would be perfect!  Make sure you have a few sand-free hankies available near the end of this book (well, the last quarter of the book, really!)

I am going to try to do more of these...not necessarily on Tuesdays, as I want to do some of the past ones.  What a great way to make you think of the books that you have read and put them into lists!

1 comment:

  1. Great list! If I had to choose an Austen book to pack for the beach, NA would be my choice as well xD I've also been meaning to check out Wedding Date (actually, both of Elizabeth Young's books), glad to hear it was a good book! Thanks for dropping by my blog =)

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